9 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 5.1 out of 100
Top Rated
343 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

Optimum Solutions works very well for all our payroll needs. We run payrolls weekly, semi-monthly, monthly and yearly. The end of year process is lined out very well and webinars are available to go over any new regulations required.We haven't utilized the HR part of the software as much on the iSeries but are planning on changing that once we get converted to the Windows version later this year. The main reason for this is the HR part of the software on the iSeries is separate from payroll.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM requires constant and a lot of HRIS support and in the event that a company cannot afford to staff accordingly it may create a lot of frustration. The system allows for a lot of flexibility in customizing and automating processes; however, that also requires constant maintenance by an experienced technical team. Workday HCM is a great solution for companies that are looking to capitalize on employee and manager self-service, standardization of practices, compliance and automation.
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
7.5
Workday HCM
8.2
Pay calculation
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
9.1
Workday HCM
8.2
Benefit plan administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
5.5
Workday HCM
8.4
Direct deposit files
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
9.1
Workday HCM
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
6.4
Workday HCM
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.3
Reimbursement management
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.6

Human Resource Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.0
Employment history
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.6
Job profiles and administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.7
Organizational charting
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.0
Organization and location management
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.4

Leave and Attendance Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.6
Approval workflow
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.1
Balance details
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.5

Employee Self Service

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.4
Update personal information
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.7
View company policy documentation
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.0
Employee recognition
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.9
View job history
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.6

Asset Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.2

HR Reporting

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.5
Report builder
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.7
Pre-built reports
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.1

Onboarding

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.0
New hire portal
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.2
Manager tracking tools
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.9

Performance and Goals

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.5
Individual goal setting
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.0
Performance tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.2
Performance improvement plans
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.1
Multiple review frequency
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.0

Succession Planning

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.0
Create succession plans/pools
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.1
Candidate ranking
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.8
Candidate search
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.2
Candidate development
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.6
Company Website Posting
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.9
Applicant Tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.9

Pros

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

  • The setup of Optimum HRIS was intense as the software comes as a basic shell and everything is personalized to our organization. All earnings codes, leave time, employee types, job codes, taxes, etc. are set up for each company. While this was almost overwhelming at the beginning, we have so much control over the set up and better grasp of the inner workings of the system.
  • Tax updates come quickly and are easily applied. This is especially welcome at year end.
  • The built-in reporting is robust and offers a lot of options, but the ability to dig in to the database using SQL and Excel allows for very powerful reports that are infinitely personalized.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • Since it is cloud based, it does not have version control issues (e.g. get 10 years behind on versions that are no longer supported), or the need for constant upgrades. This is completed behind the scenes.
  • The flexibility of Workday HCM implementation and then taking it to day to day operations was superior. You can then blow and out and start using other system cababilities when ready.
  • To enter the system, we must use multi-factor authentication for additional security of employee data. A user downloads their reports and then they are shown in their archive of work transactions and history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

  • When exporting reports to Excel I found the formatting to be difficult to work with and having to reformat the reports can be a nightmare. My company's IT department created its own business tools to make the reporting format more user friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • This is very specific, but I wish there was a way to search by a field and see which reports are using that field. For example, if I want to see how many direct reports each of our managers have. I know I have a field called "Number of Direct Reports" but I can't remember which reports I have used that field in, so I end up having to create a brand new report.
  • I do wish some of the larger reports would run faster. I sometimes end up having to come back later to get the results.
  • The formatting of email notifications could be better. They come in plain text emails which are hard to read.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 17 answers
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.9
Based on 12 answers
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
Amanda Easton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 10 answers
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 9 answers
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.3
Based on 44 answers
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
Linda Buckley | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.0
Based on 7 answers
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 25 answers
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

We evaluated some payroll services but found the ongoing cost greater than the initial cost of purchasing our own software and keeping the payroll process in house. Other payroll software was generally more expensive and we are satisfied with Optimum Solutions. I would say the main reason we stayed with Optimum Solutions, converting from their iSeries version to their Windows version, was because of their outstanding staff and support.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Previously I have used internally created tools similar to workday that are not available to the public, however, Workday is much more intuitive in comparison has much stronger impact than other tools I have used and many times easier to navigate to the areas where you want to be than any other tool I have used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system.Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • Gave us almost 4 hours per HR rep back on new hire day 1. We have a start date every 4 weeks and the manual entry of paperwork that was able to be eliminated with Workday has allowed us to put more HR reps in the classroom to aid with more important day 1 tasks.
  • Simplified search - the backend information is now housed in a simple database that allows me to pull with employee first or last name, or user ID.
  • We paid more for this solution, but we've seen a 33% increase in employee interaction since doing so.
Zach Wasson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

Workday HCM

Pricing Details

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Workday HCM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
10.0
Workday HCM
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
8.3

In-Person Training

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Workday HCM
10.0

Add comparison